NeNe Leakes Quits Celebrity Apprentice!

NeNe Leakes walked away from Celebrity Apprentice, but she didn't hear the words "You're fired!" Read on to find out what happened.

NeNe Leakes is used to reality show drama being a cast member of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. But apparently, Celebrity Apprentice was a whole different kind of drama for the star.

NeNe Leakes

Before Leakes could even hear you're hired or fired, she walked off the set of Donald Trump's show and isn't looking back. So, why did NeNe Leakes walk away from Celebrity Apprentice? We've got two words for you -- Star Jones!

During the show's airing on May 8, the teams were told they had to put together a comedy show and sell the tickets. NeNe Leakes disappeared from her team, which included John Rich, Lil Jon and La Toya Jackson. When she couldn't be reached, Donald Trump took it upon himself to reach out to Leakes via a phone call.

"I've never called anybody but I'm calling you because I think you have great ability," Trump told Leakes over the phone. "If you quit, it's going to follow you for the rest of your life. For you to quit at the end is stupid."

Not able to move on after her big fight with Star Jones from last week's episode, Leakes felt her decision to leave was right.

"I really feel that Star got her way," NeNe Leakes revealed after her call from Donald Trump. "Mr. Trump bought into her bulls--t. I don't have to stay with BS to raise money for my charity. The best thing for me to do is leave."

John Rich was not happy about losing Leakes once her exit was confirmed. "Star ran her off and that's so amateur," he said. "I can't say I have a healthy amount of respect for that. You can't just abandon your team. She didn't even say goodbye to us!"

Despite NeNe Leakes' decision to leave Celebrity Apprentice, Donald Trump still fired two people -- La Toya Jackson and Star Jones! Surprise!

What do you think of NeNe Leakes' abrupt exit from Celebrity Apprentice?


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Comments on "NeNe Leakes walks away from Celebrity Apprentice!"

Starr May 10, 2011 | 9:02 AM

Nene left because D. Trump moved her from her team, not because of Star. Trump thought that Nene's behavior was not appropriate when she went off on Star. But when Meatloaf went off on Gary, which was equally as bad, we did not get the same reaction from Trump or anyone else in my opinion. Meatloaf was so tough with Gary, but Sunday all he did was cry, like everyone else's charity is not equally important to them, they didn't cry. Meatloaf is a big baby, he needs to get some balls from Nene. Trump stated that everyone will love Meatloaf after Sunday, not me. He caused the team to lose Sunday with his ideas and Trump had the nerves to fired Star. Grow up Meatloaf! Donald Trump stop showing favorites, it is obvious who they are.

Marilyn Van Lannen May 09, 2011 | 11:58 AM

I'm glad she quit.

gmommi May 09, 2011 | 11:24 AM

NeNe was an insufferable schoolhouse bully. Bullies need an audience. When she felt her audience slipping away, she bolted. Ofcourse Trump called her. Her kind of bafoonery brings in the ratings. Now the plantation auction block has been emptied, so the gaukers will disburse. Too bad Mr. Trump!

dipdap55 May 09, 2011 | 10:28 AM

I think NeNe made the show interesting. It's over for me. No need to watch anymore.

EVA1980 May 09, 2011 | 10:26 AM

NeNe couldn't cut it as a Project Manager and couldn't handle the fund raising tasks so she walked. She can blame Star, Trump or anyboy she wants but the fact is NeNe is all mouth and couldn't handle the job.

ladyday May 09, 2011 | 10:24 AM

I would have thought she'd be happy being on the team with other men. She and Star were embarassments to Black people. In fact, they were an embarassment to everyone. Lil John should win because he's been the least unlikable. The other guy on the men's team is just as sneaky.

sandy May 09, 2011 | 9:41 AM


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